If anything good has come out of the technological revolution that we have experienced in the last decade, it’s that we can order food to our front doors. Apps such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo have literally changed the way we eat; we can now consume gourmet restaurant-quality food whilst we catch up on all the shows that we have missed on Netflix.
And not only is it great for all the introverts of the world but it certainly takes Netflix and chill to the next level. I mean, I mean, why get dressed up and socialize when you can have a hot date with yourself?
The only thing missing from the equation, however, was that up until now, there wasn’t a similar service for alcohol. As all the boozers of the world will know, it becomes increasingly difficult to find great bottle of Pinot Grigio as the night wears on and you fall deeper and deeper into a wormhole of Game of Thrones.
Fellow imbibers have reason to rejoice however, as Amazon has expanded its alcohol delivery service to 11 more cities.
If you’ve ever run out of booze mid-party, you’ll know just how frustrating it is to not be able to get a six-pack, stat. Luckily, Amazon is here to lend a helping hand. Users can sign up to Amazon Prime Now which launched a one to two-hour delivery service of beer, wine and liquor last year.
The only flaw was that it was only available in Seattle… but not any longer. Amazon has now rolled out the boozy delivery service nationwide, Food & Wine reports.
Those that live in Cincinnati, Chicago, Columbus, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Phoenix, Portland, Richmond, San Diego, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area can now get beer, cider, wine and spirits deliver from their local grocers and liquor stores.
However, it’s worth nothing that in some cities, such as Portland, spirits are not yet available for purchase.
The delivery service is included in the $99 a year or $10.99 a month Amazon Prime membership and is available seven days a week between 8am and midnight. Amazon Prime Now even has a feature where you can track your beverages en route on Amazon’s smartphone app, which is available on both iPhone and Android phones.
There is a catch, Amazon Prime are not offering their usual free delivery for those who need their rosé within the hour. If you need it ASAP for a party, football game or what have you, you will have to pay a fee of $7.99. If you can wait two hours, however, delivery is free.
The prices of the booze available for delivery are relatively comparable to the amount you would be expected to pay in liquor stores. But it’s worth bearing in mind that you still need to meet the $20 delivery minimum – guess that’s just a good excuse to buy all the wine.
In other news, Uber is providing another kind of delivery service – they are giving away free ice cream every Friday until the end of the summer.